Carex blanda, Common Wood Sedge
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Common Wood Sedge is the sedge I might find residing in the compacted gravel at the boundary of driveway and woods, baking in the hot sun. It is, however, most commonly found in woodland settings. A versatile plant for woodland plantings and renovations, but not so much your flower gardens, unless a spready sedge is your thing, then, by all means, it will do well almost anywhere. It will grow well in disturbed settings (like driveway gravel), so it is a good candidate for planting after buckthorn removal.
Blooms: cream-green, May into June
Height: 6 to 18 inches
Conditions: sun to shade, moist-medium to dry soils